Michal Freriks

Michal is a freelance performer, graduating this year from Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in dance (choreography and dance intepretation). He is a teacher of contact improvisation, contemporary dance and movement as well. He is interested in divised theatre, physical theatre, dance theater and contemporary dance too. Besides art career he was volunteering and working as an activist for NGOs taking action to protect the natural environment and human rights. He was working at Slovak dance theatre as a performer and partly as a technician. His artistic approach is influenced mostly by a conceptual thinking, philosophy, martial arts and the physicality of the body. Michal's work is mainly focused on a physical presence and the truth in the movement. The dance is just a tool and form is secondary, he sees the most importance in concept and dramaturgy.